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Top places to swim in the New Forest

There’s no better way to cool off on a hot summer’s day than with a refreshing dip. Fortunately, the magical New Forest offers over 40 miles of serene shoreline and beaches, as well as several hotels boasting sparkling outdoor pools. Here’s our guide to finding the perfect swimming spot for you…

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Top things to do this June in the New Forest

Flaming June is just around the corner bringing with it the longest days of the year and (hopefully) some much needed sunshine. Make the most of the daylight by taking part in some amazing New Forest experiences. Whether soaring through the treeline on a zipline at one of our outdoor activity…

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Top Summer Festivals and Events

Get out those glad rags hanging at the back of the wardrobe, apply the sunscreen and get ready for a summer of amazing festivals and events here in the New Forest. Whether you are looking for ideas for all the family, love anything foodie or just fancy a day out with a difference, you’ll find plenty…

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Top things to do this August in the New Forest

With the school summer holidays in full swing, there’s plenty going on across the New Forest this month. Whether you are planning on visiting with children or not, make the most of the sunny days and take advantage of those balmy summer evenings. Take a look at some of the highlights this month……

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Get set for an action-packed summer at Beaulieu

Get set for an action-packed summer at Beaulieu as history comes to life with colourful characters, living history parades, phantasmagorical rides and exciting new exhibitions to see across the attraction! Over the summer holidays, watch vehicles that span motoring history rumble into life and…

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Top summer days out in the New Forest

Make the most of the summer months with some amazing days out. Whether you are into fast-paced activities, days out for all the family or leisurely days by the seaside, you will find plenty of choices here in the New Forest. Top attractions to visit You won’t be short of things to do and ideas for…

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Reconnect with water

There can’t be many people who don’t know that being by water – the so-called Blue Mind effect – is super-beneficial to our wellbeing. Given the recent heatwave – with promises of more to come – isn’t it time you decided to reconnect with water and enjoy all the wonderful things it gives us? We…

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Pick a pub garden

Summer afternoons are for relaxing and lazing around in a pretty pub garden in the New Forest. With a brilliant choice of refreshing local drinks and flavoursome food to order and enjoy, all while being surrounded by beautiful flowers and bright green trees. Some pub gardens even have views of the…

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10 reasons to visit in the summer

Hip hip hooray – it’s the first day of summer today! Perhaps the happiest season of the year, with sun, outdoor adventures, delicious food and stunning colours all around. There is nowhere better to love this season than in the New Forest. Here’s our top 10 reasons to visit the New Forest in summer……

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How to celebrate summer solstice in the New Forest

If you’ve always wanted to celebrate a summer solstice but couldn’t face the Stonehenge schlepp, then may we make a suggestion? Come and celebrate this magical moment in the calendar year, when the night is at its shortest and the day is at its longest, in the New Forest. Why? Well, we’re not short…

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